Asiatica Association

News for October 2005

IJTS Vol. 7, No. 1

by , 12 Oct 2005 | in ijts | no comments yet

We want to inaugurate the 11th year of the IJTS publications with the 1st part of the paper by Dr. Peter Flügel (SOAS) "Beyond The Hindu Frontier Jaina-Vaiṣṇava Syncretism In The Gujarātī Daspora". The article deals with the Akram Vijñān movement and is based on Peter Flügel's intermittent fieldwork between 1997-2004 in Amadāvād/Ahmedabad, London, Mumbaī/Bombay, Surat, and Vaḍodarā/Baroda. The paper also offers original Gujarātī ritual texts. Most of the texts have been published in the pamphlet literature of the Akram Vijñān Mārg.

Parliamentarians' Convention on Tibet

by , 9 Oct 2005 | in conferences | no comments yet

Fourth World Parliamentarians' Convention on Tibet to be Held in Edinbirgh, Scotland on 18-19/10/2005. H.H. the Dalai Lama will attend this meeting...(read the latest news on Tibet)

MPSA Conference: Call for Papers

by , 4 Oct 2005 | in conferences | no comments yet

MPSA Conference: Call for Papers. We have experienced significant growth in the number of papers that examine politics in different areas of the world and we encourage submissions on: Asian Politics, African Politics, Canadian Politics, European Politics, Latin American Politics. Deadline to Submit Proposals: 10/10/2005. Conference Dates: April 20-23, 2006 in Chicago.

Burmese Women working to Expose Rapes by Military Regime Win an International Award

by , 3 Oct 2005 | in general | no comments yet

Burmese female activists working to expose the military regime's systematic violence against women, including rape as a tool of counter-insurgency, won an international women's rights award last week from the Gruber foundation. Read the full article.